Mötley Crüe’s John 5 Addresses Allegations Of Using Backing Tracks

Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 has addressed a video circulating online that allegedly shows him using backing tracks during a performance.

Previously, The Metal Den reported that fans observed John 5 using backing tracks during Crüe’s show in Milwaukee, WI, on June 21. One user specifically pointed out that during the performance of “Wild Side,” John 5 raised his hands in the air while his guitar continued playing. This moment can be seen in the video below at around the 3:55 mark.

John 5 took to his Instagram to share a video explaining entire situation. Watch the video here:

In April 2023, Mars filed a lawsuit against his Mötley Crüe bandmates, claiming he was wrongfully dismissed by his “brothers of 41 years.”

Mick‘s lawsuit alleges that after he announced his decision to stop touring, the band reduced his share of earnings from 25 percent to just 5 percent. He also claims that the band’s lawyers implied he should be grateful for even this reduced amount, suggesting they owed him nothing.

Moreover, a complete band meeting was held where they chose to exclude Mick from the band without any consent. Mick also asserted that Nikki Sixx‘s segments were all pre-recorded, and he did not “play a single note on bass” throughout the tour, as mentioned by the guitarist.